|2 fl oz||Rutte Old Simon Genever|
|2⁄3 fl oz||Orange Curaçao liqueur|
|1⁄3 fl oz||Italian red bitter liqueur|
|1 spoon||Agave syrup|
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Your choice of genever and orange curaçao greatly effects the balance of this cocktail. Salvatore uses Rutte Old Simon which is not only a fantastic genever with an attractive nutty character but also befits the name. The choice of a drier, high alcohol curaçao obviously produces a correspondingly drier drink.
Created in 2015 by Salvatore Calabrese at his bar in London's Playboy Club. Salvatore was inspired to make this drink both by the vintage 'Gin Cocktail' - perhaps the first ever gin cocktail - and Old Simon Rutte genever, which was being released across Europe at the time.